Competency 304.1.3: Cost-Quality Relationship     The graduate understands the relationship between costs and quality.


Objective 304.1.3-04: Given the necessary data, calculate the costs of customer dissatisfaction.

Given:  You are employed by a firm that produces tangible products. These products are then sold to a consuming populace that is unaffected by place, income, sex, race, age, or any environmental concerns. These products are acquired and used across the spectrum of consumers. Task: Prepare a memo (1-3 pages) to your supervisor that addresses the following:

A. Identify the three types of costs when quality considerations are made.

B. Explain each of these types of costs using examples.

C. Evaluate the three types of costs considering the trade-offs within manufacturing a product and/or producing a service.

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